Bachelor of Environmental Science

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The Bachelor of Environmental Science degree programs received Accreditation by the Canadian Environmental Accreditation Commission in May 2011.  Accreditation means that the stringent academic requirements that ensure that all aspects of environmental knowledge and practice are fully integrated into the offerings of our degree programs have been met.  the University of Manitoba's Environmental Science program is now one of only 8 Canadian University programs that have attained this measure of success.  Accreditations important because it clearly demonstrates to students, parents, educators, and industry that the University has made the commitment to meet and am,maintain their Environmental science offerings at the level of recognized National standards.  Benefits of Accreditation include:

  • Facilitates school-to-work transitions for graduates
  • Provides a framework for continually improving the quality and efficiency of environmental programs
  • Increases cooperation, articulation, and resulting economies in the development new environmental programs 
  • Offers on objective measure of a program so that employers can select future employees on the basis of specific requirements
  • Enables graduates to receive Certification as an Environmental professional more quickly than from non-accreditated Universities

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science is accredited to the National Standard of Environmental Programs in Canada by ECO Canada.  Proudly it holds the years of accreditation from May 2011 - May 2016.

CEAC Report

Accreditation Brochure

ECO Canada Website: Accreditation Application

AAAC article: ‘Accreditation as a Point Along the Continuum of Conversation.'

 


 

Degrees Offered
 
B.Env.Sc.
Minimum time to graduation: Three years (University 1, plus two years).
This degree is also called the "General" program. There is no time  limit to complete the degree.

B.Env.Sc. - Major
Minimum time to graduation: Four years (University 1, plus three years).
There is no time limit to complete the degree.

B.Env.Sc. - Major Co-op
Minimum time to graduation: Four years (University 1, plus three years).
There is no time limit to complete the degree. Participation in the Co-op
Option may extend the degree by an additional term(S).

B.Env.Sc. - Honours
Minimum time to graduation: Four years (University 1, plus three years).
There is no time limit to complete the degree.
DENVER &  DENVER  Course  Descriptions

B.Env.Sc. - Honours Co-op
Minimum time to graduation: Four years (University 1, plus three years).
There is no time limit to complete the degree. Participation in the Co-op
Option may extend the degree by an additional term(S). Courses.

 


 

General
 
To qualify for the degree Bachelor of Environmental Science (General) students must complete 90 credit hours including all faculty and degree requirements (including the foundation, environmental core and 9 credit hours of minimum 2000-level courses in a Focus Area). Minimum performance requirements include passing grades ("D" or better) in each course and a minimum degree Grade Point Average of 2.00. There is no limit to the number of credit hours a student completes provided he/she does not exceed 48 credit hours of failed and/or repeated courses.

 


 

Major

To qualify for the degree Bachelor of Environmental Science (Major) a student must complete 120 credit hours with a minimum degree grade point average of 2.00. Focus Area requirements are as follows: 33 credit hours of which at least 21 credit hours must be completed at the 3000- or 4000-level; 2.00 degree Grade Point Average. Major (Co-op) students must attain a minimum degree Grade Point Average of 2.50. There is no limit to the number of credit hours a student completes provided he/she does not exceed 18 credit hours of failed and/or repeated courses.

 


 

Honours

To qualify for the degree, Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours) a student must complete 120 credit hours with a minimum degree grade point average of 3.25. Focus Area requirements are as follows: 33 credit hours of which at least 21 credit hours must be completed at the 3000- or 4000-level; 3.00 degree Grade Point Average and minimum "AC+" grades. There is no limit to the number of credit hours a student completes provided he/she does not exceed 18 credit hours of failed and/or repeated courses.

The Major and Honours degree programs serve students who desire advanced study in an environmental field. The programs are intended for students interested in professional training and the opportunity for advanced research. Honours degree programs demand higher academic performance and lead most directly to graduate studies. Students who are ineligible to enter the Honours degree program in their third year may establish this in the following year on the basis of their improved scholastic performance. The degree programs may be pursued on a full- or part-time basis.
 
The Bachelor of Environmental Science and Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree programs share a general structure that includes 39 credit hours in a foundation of either introductory Sciences or Social Sciences/Humanities. Students complete an environmental core of 27 credit hours that is common to both degrees and a Focus Area that is defined through consultation with the Faculty Student Advisor in the Faculty general office. Students completing the General degree program are required to complete 9 credit hours in a Focus Area; Major and Major Co-op students complete 30 credit hours in a Focus Area; and Honours and Honours Co-op students complete 39 credit hours in a Focus Area. 

 


 

Minor in Another Department

Students in the Bachelor of Environmental Science, have the opportunity to complete a Minor of 18 credit hours from a department offering this option at the University of Manitoba. Students are not permitted, however, to complete this Minor in a related "DENVER" interdisciplinary environmental program. Students can declare only one Minor. Contact the Faculty student advisor in the Faculty general office for further information about eligible Minors.

 


 

Contact Information
 
For any additional information please contact a Student Advisor in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources . Student Advisors are located in the Dean's office, 440 Wallace Building.
All students are advised to examine their interests and future goals carefully to make appropriate program choices.

 


 

 


 

Co-operative Education Option

A Co-operative Education Option is available to students registered in either the Major or Honours degree programs in Environmental Science. Co-op is an arrangement whereby students spend alternating periods in university and employment. There are several advantages to a co-operative education program for students.

One benefit is that students are able to acquire both theoretical knowledge and practical experience. This experience assists them in selecting areas of specialization for their senior courses in their Focus Area. As well, Co-op assists students in their professional development by enhancing networking opportunities, participation in conferences and workshops and provides the foundation of skills and strategies required in searching and acquiring employment after graduation.

Students can also defray some of the costs of their university education through these work term placements. Further information about Co-operative Education and student eligibility is available from the Faculty Student Advisor available in the Faculty general office.

Students electing to participate in the Co-operative Education Option will be assessed a program fee with their formal admission into the program. Once a student has accepted a position with a Coop employer, no portion of the program fee will normally be refunded.
 
The Co-operative Education Option consists of two employment work terms, each over a minimum period of four months, and contributes 6 credit hours towards the four year degree program. Students complete ENVR 2900 Professional Development 1 (1.5), ENVR 3900 Professional Development 2 (1.5), work term placements ENVR 3980 Work Term 1 (0), ENVR 3990 Work Term 2 (0), and the work term report courses ENVR 3910 Work Term Report 1 (1.5) and ENVR 3920 Work Term Report 2 (1.5). Additional work terms are available to interested students. Each academic term and each employment term commence in January, May or September. While on an employment term, a Co-operative Education Option student is not permitted to take more than three additional credit hours of academic work outside of the requirements of the Co-op placement without permission of the Faculty Student Advisor.